Acupuncture & Herbs for Long-Covid Syndrome

One of the more insidious things about Covid-19 is that even if you don’t have a very severe case of the illness, you could end up with long-term symptoms such as cough, fatigue, easy to tire, shortness of breath, decreased stamina (all of which resemble Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)…even digestive symptoms, heart palpitations, blood pressure issues or exacerbation of existing health problems.

There are several reasons posted in the medical community about why and how this could happen, but no clear answers or solutions are yet pinned down.

Fortunately, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. It approached the body and its functioning differently; it doesn’t need a reductionist picture of the biochemistry of what is happening in order to improve the situation. Because it is about optimizing the balance of energetic systems in the body, this can be addressed whether the exact mechanism of the origin of the disharmony is determined or not.

In Dr. Dawn’s practice, she has now treated two Long-Covid cases. And both of them responded well to acupuncture and herbs: Within a few weeks, their coughs were gone, and their stamina improved. They no longer needed daytime naps, and could do more walking outside without feeling exhausted for the rest of the day. Within a couple of months, they were nearly back to normal.

If you are suffering with Long-Covid, please contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture to see how we can help you. 

At Home Stress Reducing Activities You Should Try

When it comes to life during the pandemic, stress is high for most people. With stress comes an increased risk of getting sick and generally not feeling well. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida is providing at-home stress reducing activities you should try. Got questions? Interested in acupuncture or our other services? Feel free to reach out, we’d be delighted to get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

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The Benefits of Less Stress

Did you know that stress can wreak havoc on more than just your mind? People that are stressed are at a higher risk of getting sick and even having certain health conditions. When you are less stressed you tend to sleep better, get sick less often, get better quicker when sick and even be in an overall better mood. Interested in reducing your stress? Here are some at-home activities you can safely try.

Take A Bath

Taking a bath can calm your nerves along with tension in the body. We recommend adding some essential oils to your bath such as lavender which can provide another relaxing element to your bath. Even if you just have 15 minutes, that is enough time to fit in a nice relaxing bath each day to help soothe the soul.

Exercise

Exercise can actually release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, providing the body with a nice calm feeling following any burst of activity. Whether you want to jog in place for a minute or do 50 jumping jacks, getting your heart rate up is a nice way to reduce stress.

Meditate

Many people find meditation to be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be. Even just two minutes of focusing on your breathing can have profound effects on your overall stress level. We recommend finding a nice quiet place to just sit down and focus on your breathing for as many minutes as possible.

Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater Today

Need additional help reducing stress? Interested in acupuncture? Cupping? Another service? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater today to get started.

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices

Did you know that chronic inflammation in the body has been linked to a wide range of illnesses, diseases and health complications? These include cancer, diabetes, ADHD and even heart disease among many others. Luckily, with modifications to your diet you can actually decrease the inflammation that occurs within your body, decreasing your risks of these problems. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater is discussing various anti-inflammatory herbs and spices that can help. Got questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment? Reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’re always welcoming new patients.

Creamy Lemon Brussel Sprout Pasta (Dairy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Are you looking for the perfect creamy pasta recipe that contains no dairy? Do you love the taste of lemon and Italian spices? Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater is discussing Creamy Lemon Brussel Sprout Pasta which is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. You can substitute other green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli or even kale. Each one requires a bit of a different cooking technique but tastes great. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Each year it seems like everyone is making a resolution, whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight or even finding a new career. For many people, sticking to these resolutions can be a problem. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater is discussing New Year’s resolutions that people can actually keep up in the long run. Have questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment with us? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’d be happy to help with any of your needs.